Writing Science Fiction Stories – Guest Post by Craig Boyack…

Lisa Burton is one of my favorite characters from the first Experimental Notebook and I’m reading Wild Concept now. Check out C. S. Boyack’s take on Scifi!

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In previous posts on this site I’ve talked about writing paranormal tales, my love of short fiction, and fantasy. I also write a bit of science fiction, and that’s the topic today.


We grow and mature as we write. The more we produce, the more we learn about ourselves. I love a good space opera. I read them, I go to movies with that theme… I don’t write them well. Maybe I should make this one of my personal challenges, but sometimes you just have to face facts.

My science fiction works best as what I call “ten minutes into the future.” I totally stole that from an old television series that was based upon a New Coke advertisement. Bonus points if you remember.

I write better science fiction that is more like Planet of the Apes. I really enjoy them, and feel no need to test the space opera…

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